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Mountaineers Drop Fourth Straight

The Appalachian State University football team suffered another setback on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers made five turnovers and lost to Furman 27-10 in a Southern Conference game at

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A Huge Step Forward.....

The Watauga High football team may have lost the battle the last two weeks, but in the long term, the Pioneers are slowly winning the war.

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Suspect Sought in Felony Hit-and-Run

A motorcyclist was injured in what is now being called a felony hit-and-run. Wednesday night, just before 11, Lenoir Police received a call of an accident on Wilkesboro Blvd., in front of State Employees Credit Union.  The caller stated that a car hit a motorcycle and left the scene. Full Story

Family of Six Loses Home in Overnight Fire

Roaring River and Ronda firemen were dispatched to a house fire just after midnight this morning—a family of six losing most everything they owned in the blaze.  Wilkes dispatch said the fire call came in at 12:05 this morning to the home at 445 North Ridge Rd., Roaring River, Full Story

Give Me Your Best Shot....

That's the best way to describe Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich. Since he got the job last spring, Habich has brought a championship attitude to a program that's produced only five winning seasons since 1982.

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Deceased Inmate Identified by WCSO

The Watauga Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the inmate who suffered a medical emergency last week and died in spite of efforts by jail personnel, Watauga Medics, and hospital staff at Watauga Medical Center. Sheriff Len Hagaman identified Bobby Lee Ward, 41, Full Story

DSS: Fed Shutdown to Become Very Real

The Federal Government shutdown is about to get very real for 150 daycare families, and another 2000 local families are about to lose their food stamps, according to Jim Atkinson of Watauga DSS at last night’s Watauga Commission meeting. He said, “One of the things that we’re Full Story

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Yadkin Woman

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Azelyne Miller Collins. The 83-year old Yadkin County woman was reported missing Tuesday from her Emily Drive, Hamptonville home, driving a silver 2007 Honda Odyssey, License Plate Number BEP9554. Full Story

Burke Man Found Dead on Avery Trail

Investigators with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the unattended death of a Burke County man, found on Roaring Creek Rd. Saturday morning.  Sixty Seven year old Toua Lo of Nebo was found in a wooded area by two hikers around 10:00am about forty feet from his truck Full Story

Suspect Search Finds Pot at Avery Jail

Twenty five year old Jeffrey Prince of Prison Camp Rd was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance on Jail Premises on the evening of October 10th.  Prince was arrested earlier on a misdemeanor charge and brought into the jail.  While being booked into the jail Prince was Full Story

Pair Charged with Meth Counts in Avery

Officers with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office arrested 47-year old Lester Eugene Harmon of Elk River Rd on October 10th for failing to appear in court on meth counts.  Harmon had been arrested previously on felony drug charges and an Order for Arrest was issued when he failed to appear Full Story

Watauga Sheriff Releases Price Assault Report

The Watauga Sheriff’s Office has released a report on an incident from early Saturday morning that involved a star ASU football player who was released from the team Sunday. The Watauga Sheriff’s report is of an incident just before 1am Saturday at a Vilas area apartment.  The report indicates that Full Story

Two Hurt in Morning Wreck On NC 105 Bypass

Two men were injured in a head-on morning crash at the entrance to the Watauga campus of CCC&TI.  The wreck occurred just after 9am and involved a small Acura sport sedan and a Chevrolet pickup truck, the impact causing the truck to ride up on the hood of the small car before sliding off, Full Story

Teen Charged by Avery Sheriff's Office

Investigators with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19 year old Calvin Metcalf on October 8th on a Felony Probation Violation and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  After his arrest Metcalf made admissions about passing checks from a friends checking account without their knowledge. Full Story

Businessman Charged With Stolen Goods

Caldwell Sheriff Alan Jones and Chief Andy Day have announced the arrest of a Caldwell businessman on stolen property counts.  Sheriff Jones said that on Wednesday, October 9th, a joint investigation between the Hudson Police Department and Investigators with the Caldwell Sheriff’s Office Full Story

Mountaineers Dismiss Price From Team

Appalachian State University football head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Sunday that sophomore wide receiver Sean Price has been dismissed from the program due to repeated violations of team rules.

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Samford Tops Mountaineers, 34-10

Appalachian State University football managed just 223 yards of offense — its lowest output in seven years — in a 34-10 loss to No. 23 Samford on Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Full Story

It Just Wasn't Meant To Be.....

The Watauga High football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night. Freedom rallied from a 34-28 deficit with 57 seconds left to play, and defeated the Pioneers 41-34 in overtime at Jack Groce Stadium.

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